FLYING Classics: Spitfires Served as Heroes of the Battle of Britain
Historians have described the Battle of Britain as the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces. The battle began on July 10, 1940, and lasted until October 31, overlapping the large-scale night attacks known as the Blitz (September 7, 1940, to May 11, 1941). A single-seat, short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft, the “Supermarine Spitfire was critical in defeating Luftwaffe air attacks during the Battle of Britain,” according to the RAF.
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